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Terekia Cinerea.
Terekia Cinerea.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾".
The Terek Sandpiper found along the water's edge and preferring muddy areas. The bird is named after the Terek River which flows into the west of the Caspian Sea, as it was first observed around this area. In Australia they are known as Australian Godwits. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27102]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Rhynchaea Australis: Gould.
Rhynchaea Australis: Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
C. Hullmandel Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Few small foxing marks.
The Australian Painted-Snipe which is an endemic wader to Australia, and found around shallow, freshwater wetlands. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
In the Collection of the Tasmanian Government.
[Ref: 27110]   £220.00  
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Glareola Grallaria: Temm:
Glareola Grallaria: Temm:
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 362 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾". Fine.
The Australian Pratincole, a nomadic shorebird which is commonly found in arid inland Australia. The Australian population is estimated at 60,000. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27156]   £220.00  
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Geopelia Humeralis.
Geopelia Humeralis.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 552 x 368mm. 21¾ x 14½".
The Barred-shouldered Ground Dove is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. They are normally found where there is thick vegetations and where water is present. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27083]   £250.00  
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Esacus Magnirostris.
Esacus Magnirostris.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 362 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾".
The Beach Stone-curlew, also known as Beach Thick-knee. It is one of the world's largest shorebirds and is found along the eastern coast of Australia, and as far south as far eastern Victoria and the northern Australian coast. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27120]   £320.00  
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Ardetta Pusilla.
Ardetta Pusilla.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 361 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾". Foxing upper right.
The Black-backed Bittern is one of the smallest herons in the world and is found in the southern parts of Australia from the Murray-Darling Basin to the Swan Coastal Plain. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27107]   £380.00  
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Hemipodius Melanogaster, Gould.
Hemipodius Melanogaster, Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 553mm. 14½ x 21¾". Fine; small tears to edges.
The Black-breasted Hemipode or Buttonquail, is a rare species endemic to eastern Australia. They are found in central Queensland and New South Wales. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27143]   £220.00  
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Daption Capensis.
Daption Capensis.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Small tear on left. Fine.
The Cape Petrel, Cape Pigeon or Pintado Petral, is a seabird which breed in colonies on the Antarctic continent, but in the winter months they reach Australia. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27170]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hemipodius Castanotus, Gould.
Hemipodius Castanotus, Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
C. Hullmandel Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Fine.
The Chestnut-backed Hemipode or Buttonquail, is endemic to Australia and found in dry shrubland, grassland and savanna area. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27145]   £250.00  
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[Columba Livia - Rock Pigeon.]
[Columba Livia - Rock Pigeon.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 400 x 290mm (16 x 11½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Rock pigeons nesting on a sea cliff. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28823]   £280.00  
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[Palumbus Torquatus - Wood Pigeon.]
[Palumbus Torquatus - Wood Pigeon.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 270 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A wood pigeon nesting in a conifer. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28821]   £320.00  
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[Columba Oenas - Stock Dove.]
[Columba Oenas - Stock Dove.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 360 x 290mm (14 x 11½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Stock Doves, the rarest of the wild European pigeons. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28825]   £280.00  
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[Turtur Auritus - Turtle Dove.]
[Turtur Auritus - Turtle Dove.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 370 x 310mm (14½ x 12¼"). Trimmed at bottom and right, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of turtle doves with their nest. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28824]   £320.00  
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[Corvus Corone - Carrion Crow.]
[Corvus Corone - Carrion Crow.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 430 x 310mm (17 x 12¼"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Carrions Crows in a poppy field, a third flying behind. In the undergrowth is a dead rabbit and a gin trap. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29110]   £320.00  
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[Corvus Cornix - Hooded Crow.]
[Corvus Cornix - Hooded Crow.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 390 x 330mm (15½ x 13"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Hooded Crows in a rocky moorland, raiding the nest of a red grouse. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29177]   £300.00  
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[Corvus Monedula - Jackdaw.]
[Corvus Monedula - Jackdaw.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 410 x 320mm (16 x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Jackdaws on a rocky outcrop covered in ivy. Behind are the turrets of a ruined castle, with a village steeple below. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29114]   £300.00  
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[Garrulus Glandarius - Jay.]
[Garrulus Glandarius - Jay.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 440 x 330mm (17¼ x 13"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Jays. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29113]   £320.00  
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[Pica Caudata - Magpie.]
[Pica Caudata - Magpie.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 460 x 320mm (18 x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A magpie perched in a conifer, with another behind, wings outstretched. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29112]   £280.00  
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[Corvus Corax - Raven.]
[Corvus Corax - Raven.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 470 x 340mm (18½ x 13½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A raven with a pine cone in its mouth. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29111]   £390.00  
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[Corvus Frugilegus - Rook.]
[Corvus Frugilegus - Rook.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 420 x 320mm (16½ x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A rook in a wintery landscape, with other rooks nesting in high trees above a thatched cottage. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29178]   £300.00  
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Schoeniclus Subarquatus.
Schoeniclus Subarquatus.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 554mm. 14½ x 21¾". Fine.
The Curlew Sandpiper, the small wader that breeds on the tundra of Arctic Siberia. In Australia, Curlew Sandpipers occur around the coasts and are also quite widespread inland, though in smaller numbers. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27146]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Turnix Africanus - Andalusian Turnix.]
[Turnix Africanus - Andalusian Turnix.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Andalusian quail or buttonquail. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 30093]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tetrao Tetrix - Black Grouse.]
[Tetrao Tetrix - Black Grouse.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 480 x 300mm (19 x 12"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Pair of Black Grouse in the foreground, a pair of male fighting behind. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28818]   £450.00  
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[Tetrao Urugallus - Capercaillie.]
[Tetrao Urugallus - Capercaillie.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 480 x 300mm (19 x 12"). Trimmed at bottom and right, losing title and inscriptions.
Pair of Capercaillie or Wood Grouse, with a male behind showing his tail display. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28817]   £350.00  
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[Coturnix Communis - Common Quail.]
[Coturnix Communis - Common Quail.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 230 x 290mm (9 x 11½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Common Quail with their chicks. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28811]   £360.00  
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[Caprimulgus Europæus - Nightjar.]
[Caprimulgus Europæus - Nightjar.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 290 x 470mm (11½ x 18½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Two adult Nightjars and two chicks. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28827]   £280.00  
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[Caprimulgus Ruficollis - Red-Necked Nightjar.]
[Caprimulgus Ruficollis - Red-Necked Nightjar.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 270 x 470mm (10½ x 18½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Red-Necked Nightjars or Goatsuckers. Usually resident in Iberia and North Africa, Gould recorded that examples had been found in Britain. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28826]   £280.00  
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[Syrrhaptes Parodoxus- Pallas's Sandgrouse.]
[Syrrhaptes Parodoxus- Pallas's Sandgrouse.]
[Lithographed by Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 300 x 460mm (12 x 18"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Pallas's Sandgrouse, with their ground nest with two eggs. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28813]   £360.00  
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[Perdix Cinerea - Common European Partridge.]
[Perdix Cinerea - Common European Partridge.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 270 x 400mm (10½ x 15¾"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Pair of English Partridges (or Grey Partridges). The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28820]   £360.00  
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[Caccabis Rubra - Partridge.]
[Caccabis Rubra - Partridge.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 280 x 480mm (11 x 19"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Red-Legged Partridges in a moorland landscape, others behind. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28812]   £390.00  
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[Lagopus Mutus - Ptarmigan, Autumn Plumage.]
[Lagopus Mutus - Ptarmigan, Autumn Plumage.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 330 x 460mm (13 x 18"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Ptarmigans in autumn plumage, their black back feathers turning grey. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28816]   £390.00  
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[Lagopus Mutus - Ptarmigan, Summer Plumage.]
[Lagopus Mutus - Ptarmigan, Summer Plumage.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 320 x 440mm (12 x 18"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Ptarmigans in summer plumage, with freshly-hatched chicks. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28814]   £390.00  
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[Lagopus Mutus - Ptarmigan, Winter Plumage.]
[Lagopus Mutus - Ptarmigan, Winter Plumage.]
[Lithographed by Richter after Joseph Wolf.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image area 330 x 460mm (13 x 18"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
Ptarmigans in white winter plumage, camoflaging themselves in the snow, a hawk overhead. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 28815]   £390.00  
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Myzantha Garrula: Vig: & Horsf:
Myzantha Garrula: Vig: & Horsf:
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 552 x 368mm. 21¾ x 14½". Slight offsetting.
The Garrulous Honey-eater, the name given by John Gould. Previous ornithologists had described this bird as a chattering bee-eater. Gould also noted that the colonists of Tasmania called it a miner, and the aboriginal people of New South Wales a cobaygin. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27092]   £250.00  
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Anoüs Cinereus: Gould.
Anoüs Cinereus: Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Small chip to paper lower left corner.
A Grey Noddy or Grey Ternlet is a seabird found in subtropical and warm temperate water. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27128]   £250.00  
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Thalassidroma Nereis: Gould.
Thalassidroma Nereis: Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 364 x 552mm. 14¼ x 21¾". Occasional foxing.
The Grey-backed Storm Petrel which was named by William Alexander Forbes in 1881. The are found in open seas. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27101]   £250.00  
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Podiceps Poliocephalus: Jard: & Selb:
Podiceps Poliocephalus: Jard: & Selb:
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 552mm. 14½ x 21¾". Very slight offsetting.
A Hoary Headed Grebe, founded away from the shoreline in large open waters and in sheltered coastal seas, Australia. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27089]   £280.00  
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Anoüs Melanops: Gould.
Anoüs Melanops: Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 368 x 557mm. 14½ x 22". Fine.
The Australian Lesser Noddy is often considered to be the same species as the Black Noddy, and is usually found only around its breeding islands in the Houtman Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27161]   £320.00  
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Carpophaga Magnifica.
Carpophaga Magnifica.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 552 x 367mm. 21¾ x 14¾". Rubbing to lettering along publication line. Fox marks.
The Wompoo Fruit Dove, is one of the larger fruit doves native to New Guinea and Australia. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered.
[Ref: 27175]   £320.00  
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Oreocincla Lunulata.
Oreocincla Lunulata.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 552 x 363mm. 21¾ x 14¼".
The Mountain Thrush, is found in Tasmania and New South Wales. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27086]   £220.00  
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[Merops apiaster - European Bee Eater.]
[Merops apiaster - European Bee Eater.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
European Bee Eaters, which occasionally breed in southern England, but usually migrate between equatorial countries and southern Europe. They nest in colonies, as shown here. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29183]   £400.00  
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[Dryocopus Martius - Black Woodpecker.]
[Dryocopus Martius - Black Woodpecker.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 430 x 320mm (17 x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Black Woodpeckers in a rotten tree stump. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29191]   £550.00  
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[Fregilus graculus - Chough.]
[Fregilus graculus - Chough.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼"). Trimmed into image at bottom, also losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Choughs nesting in rocks, with orchids in front. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 30099]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cuculus Canorus - Cuckoo.]
[Cuculus Canorus - Cuckoo.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 440 x 340mm (17¼ x 13½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
An adult Cuckoo, with a Nutcracker (?) attempting to satisfy its oversized adoptive chick. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29181]   £380.00  
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[Oxylophus Glandarius - Great Spotted Cuckoo.]
[Oxylophus Glandarius - Great Spotted Cuckoo.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 400 x 280mm (15¾ x 11"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A Great Spotted Cuckoo, a rare visitor to Britain, usually migrating from Africa to southern Europe. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29180]   £320.00  
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[Gecinus viridis - Green Woodpecker.]
[Gecinus viridis - Green Woodpecker.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. Image 440 x 290mm (17 x 12½"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Green Woodpeckers in a rotten tree stump, one using its long tongue to lap up ants. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 29193]   £550.00  
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[Nucifragas caryocatactes - Nutcracker.]
[Nucifragas caryocatactes - Nutcracker.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. 390 x 320mm (15½ x 12½"). Trimmed into image on right, and at bottom losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Nutcrackers in a conifer. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 30100]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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[Yunx toruilla - Wryneck.]
[Yunx toruilla - Wryneck.]
[Lithographed by H.C. Richter after John Gould.]
[London: John Gould, 1863-73.]
Lithograph with exceptional original hand colour. 420 x 300mm (16½ x 12"). Trimmed at bottom, losing title and inscriptions.
A pair of Wrynecks, a type of woodpecker capable of turning their heads nearly 180 degrees. The print was published in John Gould's monumental ornithological book, 'The Birds of Great Britain', which was issued in parts between 1863 and 1873. The quality of the hand colouring is superb, something Gould stressed: in the introduction to this work he wrote 'every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought’.
[Ref: 30098]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Scolopax Australis: Lath:
Scolopax Australis: Lath:
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 372 x 559mm. 14¾ x 22".
Commonly called New Holland Snipes. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27108]   £420.00  
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Cuculus Optatus: Gould.
Cuculus Optatus: Gould.
J. Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith.
Hullmandel & Walton Imp. [n.d. c.1848.]
Hand-coloured lithograph. 552 x 368mm. 21¾ x 14½".
The Oriental Cuckoo or Horsfields Cuckoo, found predominantly in Northern Australia. From 'Birds of Australia' by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Known as 'the Bird Man', John Gould (1804-1881) was a naturalist whose passion was the field of ornithology. He was inspired to work on Australian birds by the many 'strange and unusual' specimens sent to him by his two brothers-in-law, who had emigrated to Australia in the early 1830s. He therefore relinquished his post at the Zoological Society and travelled to Australia in 1838 to record the 'habits and manners of its birds in a state of nature' - in country that was then largely unchartered. The expedition resulted in Gould discovering over 300 species; although many of these were later deemed to be subspecies, many of his bird names have survived to this day. "The Birds of Australia", issued in 36 Parts between 1840 and 1848. It is a massive work comprising 8 folio sized volumes that depict and describe all of the 681 Australian bird varieties then known, many of them recorded by Gould himself for the first time.
[Ref: 27093]   £220.00  
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